Crafting is one of the major aspects of ArcheAge. Many if not most things in ArcheAge are crafted by players, including gear, houses, transportation, and tools. In its simplest form, crafting is the process of taking raw materials gathered from the environment and refining or combining them to make more advanced items through Proficiencies. The amount and cost of ingredients to produce an item increases the more advanced it gets, and often requires previous iterations of that item (see the example below). Producing or refining items consumes Labor Points.